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23 June 2020

Georgia: Labor reform introduced in Parliament

Author: Human Rights Watch (USA)

18 June 2020...

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25 May 2020

Georgian & US Govts. clash over arbitration against American oil company; workers not paid for months

Author: Joshua Kucera, Eurasianet (USA)

U.S. lawmakers call to investigate Georgian government's Russian ties, 18 May 2020...

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16 April 2020

Georgia: New comprehensive environmental & social impact assessment needed before Nenskra hydropower plant project restarts, says watchdog

Author: Fidanka Bacheva-McGrath, EBRD

Status update on the Nenskra hydropower plant project, 9 April 2020...

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4 October 2019

Georgia: UN Working Group on Business & Human Rights urge responsible business conduct to tackle work accidents & pollution, following country visit

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4 October 2019

Press release: Georgia: UN experts urge responsible business conduct to tackle work accidents and pollution

Author: The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

The Government of Georgia and businesses in the country must take urgent, robust action to address critical business and human rights challenges, say a group of UN human rights experts. “We were alarmed at how a decade of deregulation aimed at...

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4 October 2019

Statement at the end of visit to Georgia by the United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights

Author: The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

In our capacity as members of the United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights, we have today ended our visit to Georgia (3 to 12 April 2019)...A central theme in our meetings with government officials, businesses, civil society...

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23 September 2019

Commentary: Policies that reduce regulation of dangerous industries in Georgia & USA have increased health & safety risks

Author: Newsweek

"Arsenic and lead in tap water: What Trump's deregulation crusade really means for mining communities", 16 September 2019...

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28 August 2019

Georgia miners' safety at risk due to insufficient govt regulation & business practices, says HRW report

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28 August 2019

Press release: Georgia: Worker rights, safety at risk

Author: Human Rights Watch

The safety of workers in Georgia’s mines is at serious risk due to insufficient government regulation and resulting mining practices that prioritize production quotas and put workers’ safety in jeopardy, Human Rights Watch said in a report...The 60...

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28 August 2019

‘No year without deaths’: A decade of deregulation puts Georgian miners at risk

Author: Human Rights Watch

...Based on interviews with over 80 people, including workers in a coal and a manganese mine in Georgia and their families, trade unions, lawyers, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), representatives of international organizations, representatives of...

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